Grosses

'American Sniper' Claims $217.1M After Two Weeks of Wide ReleaseJanuary 30, 2015 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's American Sniper took in $3.67 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a fourteenth straight day. The blockbuster Clint Eastwood directed film starring Bradley Cooper was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down a significant 52 percent from last Thursday. American Sniper easily led the weekly box office with $81.32 million for the frame. That was down a healthy 39 percent from the previous week and places the film's domestic total at $217.09 million after two weeks of wide release. American Sniper is running an extremely impressive 56 percent ahead of the $139.54 million two-week take of 2013's Gravity.

The Boy Next Door held steady in second place with $0.792 million. The Jennifer Lopez led thriller from Universal fell 6 percent from Wednesday's performance. The Boy Next Door placed in second for the week with $18.59 million. The film was off to a very solid start this week, especially with its low production budget in mind. The Boy Next Door is running 18 percent ahead of the $15.71 million seven-day take of 2010's The Back-Up Plan.

Sony's The Wedding Ringer took in $0.685 million to remain in third. The modestly budgeted comedy starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down 42 percent from last Thursday. The Wedding Ringer placed in third for the week with $14.367 million. That was down 49 percent from the previous week and brings the film's two-week total to a solid $42.44 million.

The Weinstein Company's The Imitation Game continued to claim fourth with $0.542 million for the day. The Best Picture nominee starring Benedict Cumberbatch fell a slim 2 percent from Wednesday and just 13 percent from last Thursday. The Imitation Game placed in fifth for the week with $9.28 million and has grossed a healthy $62.78 million to date.

Fellow Best Picture nominee Selma was up two spots and 14 percent over Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.480 million. The critically acclaimed film from Paramount finished in seventh this week with $7.19 million. That was down 55 percent from the previous frame and places the film's total gross at $40.91 million after three weeks of wide release.

Paddington was down one spot and 2 percent from Wednesday to land in sixth with $0.447 million. The well received family film from The Weinstein Company placed in fourth for the week with $14.364 million. Paddington was down 48 percent from last week and has grossed $42.04 million in its first two weeks.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, May. 12 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 12 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kingdom of Heaven$1,290,487-4%3,216--$401$25,471,3831Fox
2Crash (2005)$871,4601%1,864--$468$12,593,6611Lionsgate
3House of Wax$752,562-2%3,111--$242$15,383,3161Warner Bros.
4The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$646,5540%3,1330$206$38,467,4852Disney
5The Interpreter$547,4440%2,81450$195$56,570,1843Universal
6XXX: State of the Union$321,5432%3,4800$92$22,207,3532Sony / Columbia
7The Amityville Horror (2005)$273,974-3%2,478-580$111$61,460,3704MGM
8A Lot Like Love$221,5782%2,153-349$103$19,768,4523Disney
9Sahara (2005)$218,352-4%2,516-596$87$62,559,0955Paramount
10Fever Pitch (2005)$126,4802%1,541-651$82$39,727,3145Fox